Practice-Based Evidence in Nutrition: Backgrounder on Plant Based Diets and the Environment

This backgrounder is based on evidence available up until 2019, and will not be updated. PEN is a global resource that targets a number of member countries, but resources may be more broadly relevant. It is only available to paid members of PEN. There are no conflicts of interest. Temporarily Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) has been made open access for dietitians, dietetics students and interns around the world ( This link will bring you to the free access login page. PEN includes a wide variety of dietetics topics. Search “Plant Based Diets” for the backgrounder, alongside many other related resources.

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